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Arcade Fire — The Lightning
Album: We
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Released: 2022
Length: 5:27
Plays (last 30 days): 6
Fourth place anthem playing tonight
On a broken radio
Thought WE reached the mountaintop, but now
WE just feel so low
The sky is breaking open
WE keep hoping in the distance
WE'll see a glow
Lightning light our way
Till the black sky turns back to indigo

WE can make it if you don't quit on me
I won't quit on you, don't quit on me
WE can make it, baby, please don't quit on me
I won't quit on you, don't quit on me
I'll never quit on you

WE were born in paradise beneath a poisoned sky
Under a bad sign, the micro-age of gemini
And WE are still unlearning
Tires are burning in the middle of Rodeo Drive
You know that WE've been beat down and broken
But now WE can testify

WE can make it if you don't quit on me
I won't quit on you, don't quit on me
WE can make it, baby, please don't quit on me
I won't quit on you, don't quit on me
I'll never quit on you

It's not up to YOU some you win, some you lose
(When the lightning comes)
YOU don't get to choose, some you win, some you lose
(When the lightning comes)

I heard the thunder on a blue sky perfect day, I wonder why
Am I the only one?
I heard the thunder and I feel I'm going under, Jesus Christ
Was an only son

A day, a week, a month, a year
A day, a week, a month, a year
Every second brings me here

A day, a week, a month, a year
A day, a week, a month, a year
Every second brings me here

Waiting on the lightning
Waiting on the lightning
Waiting on the light
What will the light bring?

I heard the thunder and I thought it was the answer, but I find
I got the question wrong
I was trying to run away but a voice told me to stay
And put the feeling in a song

A day, a week, a month, a year
A day, a week, a month, a year
Every second brings me here

A day, a week, a month, a year
A day, a week, a month, a year
Every second brings me here

Waiting on the lightning
Waiting on the lightning
Waiting on the light
What will the light bring?

Waiting on the lightning
Waiting on the lightning
Waiting on the light
What will the light bring?
Comments (17)add comment
I think the first time I heard this was on WKRAP satellite.
guy’s voice is like nails on a chalkboard
All the hipsters have deemed these guys to be passé...but this is catchy and fun...do we really need more?  Sorry if its not intuit throat singing over an edm beat with crispy cauliflower buffalo sauce and beet-prune juice...but c'mon guys...its just music...
To me, a band in full decline.
Wow. 18 plays in the last 30 days. The Lightning obviously strikes a lot more than necessary.
The cover art always tricks me into thinking I'm going to hear something from Scott 3.
 mattenuttall wrote:

Hang on hang on hang on.... This album hasn't been release yet. Way to go, Bill and Rebecca!

Song: The Lightning
Artist: Arcade Fire
Album: We
Released: 2022-05-06

There are songs played on RP that take me back in time. This is the first time a song has taken me forward....


Perhaps Released should be renamed to Release date (or year) and Album to Release because not everything is an album.
 aspicer wrote:

Huge AF fan but I have written this song off after multiple listens here on RP - very contrived and boring to me. I hope the new album has better stuff. I have not heard it yet. 

(Yes, a follow-up to my similar comment earlier, but I've decided now ;)


There is an edit button on your comments.  It's named "edit".  Just so ya know.
 mattenuttall wrote:

Hang on hang on hang on.... This album hasn't been release yet. Way to go, Bill and Rebecca!

Song: The Lightning
Artist: Arcade Fire
Album: We
Released: 2022-05-06

There are songs played on RP that take me back in time. This is the first time a song has taken me forward....



Funny!   But Bill is US-based; it YYYY-MM-DD.
Well, that's a good way to find out AF have a new album! I'll have to listen to the rest. On its own, the song sounds a bit bland.
Painful.
Huge AF fan but I have written this song off after multiple listens here on RP - very contrived and boring to me. I hope the new album has better stuff. I have not heard it yet. 

(Yes, a follow-up to my similar comment earlier, but I've decided now ;)
 ivoryjacket88 wrote:

I have always liked this band. The 80's were not my jam, but this outfit makes me nostalgic for this genre. Nice effort, lads. Keep it coming!




and lassies..... lots of gals in this band.
since the 3rd album they cant make any good songs 
Huge AF fan, but this is kind of weak to me (a bit formulaic, unlike them); I really hope the other tracks on the new album are at another level. ....but very cover art!
Hang on hang on hang on.... This album hasn't been release yet. Way to go, Bill and Rebecca!

Song: The Lightning
Artist: Arcade Fire
Album: We
Released: 2022-05-06

There are songs played on RP that take me back in time. This is the first time a song has taken me forward....
I have always liked this band. The 80's were not my jam, but this outfit makes me nostalgic for this genre. Nice effort, lads. Keep it coming!